Did Anyone Try To Stop The Holocaust?


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Selie Visa Profile
Selie Visa answered
The answer is sadly "NO". This event is a dark spot in the history of humanity because people and nations remained mute spectators. This is also an appalling incident in the history of Christianity because of their silence.

The Holocaust (derived from the Greek holokauston) was the systematic state-sponsored killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.

Even before the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, they had made no secret of their anti-Semitism. Nazi anti-Semitism was rooted in religious anti-Semitism and enhanced by political anti-Semitism.

While Jews were the primary victims of Nazism as it evolved and were central to Nazi racial ideology, other groups were victimized as well-some for what they did, some for what they refused to do, and some for what they were.

In Romania it was primarily the Romanians themselves who slaughtered the country's Jews. Bulgaria permitted the deportation of Jews from neighboring Thrace and Macedonia, but government leaders faced stiff opposition. German-occupied Denmark rescued most of its own Jews by spiriting them to Sweden. This was possible partly because the German presence in Denmark was relatively small. In France, authorities and police provided essential support to the understaffed German forces.

Although the Germans killed victims from several groups, but the Jews were targeted for total annihilation, and their elimination was central to Hitler's vision of the "New Germany."

The intensity of the Nazi campaign against the Jews continued unabated to the very end of the war and at points even took priority over German military efforts. The Allies, who had early and accurate information on the murder of the Jews, made no special military efforts to rescue them or to bomb the camps or the railroad tracks leading to them. They felt that only after victory could something be done about the Jewish situation.
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Alex Ha
Alex Ha commented
Wrong, a few people did try to help. Albert Goering saved hundreds of jews ,Oscar Schindler got 1200 jews and saved them from dying by putting them in a factory.
Tracey Benefield Profile
Well duh! The allies tried to stop it. Of course that was not their intention in the beginning, they didn't even know about it then, but during the course of the war, when they found increasing numbers of concentration camps, stopping such inhumanity did become a priority. But keep in mind the Germans kept their dirty little secrets hidden, and not many people knew about the camps. Many Germans did not even fully know, They were a very big secret.

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